This week I thought I'd offer a little game to the "Yanks" here in the states for my "Tuesday Teaser". (Mad Hatters & Trousers are exempt...sorry you can't play, unless you don't know the answers, which I doubt).
Since Mr. YNB is English, I have learned several expressions & words over the years which I now commonly use in conversation with him. Here are 10 of them. Offer your ideas on what they might mean, and I will post the definitions in a couple of days. HAVE FUN!!
NOW UPDATED WITH EXPLANATIONS:(And the prize for most correct (3) goes to Nonnie! Let's all give her a round of applause!)
1. "Bob's Your Uncle"(It is added to the end of sentences a bit like and that's it! For example if you are telling someone how to make that fabulous banoffee pie you just served them, you would tell them to boil the condensed milk for three hours, spread it onto a basic cheesecake base, slice bananas on top, add some whipped double cream, another layer of banana and Bob's your uncle! Of course, this must be some type of British pie, since I have never heard of it.)
2. "Full of Beans"(full of energy. It is a polite way of saying that a child is a maniac. "Bobby is certainly full of beans today!")
3. Gobsmacked(Amazed. Your gob is your mouth and if you smack your gob, it would be out of amazement. "I was gobsmacked when she told me that she was pregnant AGAIN!")
4. Gormless(A gormless person is someone who has absolutely no clue and sometimes clutsy. If a bloke walked into a woman's restroom (or right into the door), you would say to yourself "Gormless bugger!")
5. "Chapel Hat Pegs"(Hard nipples as when a woman is very cold. "Double chapel hats pegs" is bitterly cold. "Hey, Duncan, take a look at those chapel hat pegs!")
6. "Bobby Dazzler"(Something new or flashy. If someone was wearing a new pair of flashy shoes you'd say "Those are some bobby dazzlers!")
7. Sneb end(Your nose end. "What's that on your sneb end?" or "Look at the sneb end on that mush!") (mush=face)
8. Knackered(The morning after twenty pints and the curry, you'd probably feel knackered. Another way to describe it is to say you feel shagged. Basically worn out, good for nothing, tired out, knackered. )
9. "Up the fairy dancers" (Going upstairs to bed. "I'm going up the fairy dancers." Wife replies "Already! It's only 9PM! You old bugger.")
10. Butty (Sandwich. "I think I'll make myself a bacon butty. Would you like one?")
Now, you have to admit those Brits are very creative when it comes to their expressions, don't you! Just be careful when you ask someone "How's your father?" (Ask the Mad Hatters about that one.)
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